Dalziel Brothers, engravers and possible artists
Fun (11 November 1865): 85
Text beneath main caption: “Or, what may be got out of the head of Government”
In Exodus 7:10-12 Pharoah has his “wise men and sorcerers” turn a wooden staff into a living serpent as Aaron has done. This cartoon, in other words, compares Gladstone to an evil ruler rather than a Mosaic prophet leading his people to freedom. — George P. Landow
Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.
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